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Montage: 24 Bedrooms With Bedside Light Pendants

When did the bedside reading sconce morph into a pendant? Sconces are much preferred over a table lamp, which I tend to find clunky both visually and functionally, but why the sudden fascination with pendant lights in the bedroom? Low hanging pendant lights, no less. Pendant lights that dangle much closer to the ground have been a growing trend, both in the bedroom and other rooms.

Would you do it? I’ve actually been thinking about swapping out the articulating sconces in our master bedroom. Then, last week, a 12-year-old with a strong throwing arm smashed the glass shade with a football. But I’m not sure I’m sold on the pendant light by the bed thing. Maybe I’m wrong. Thoughts?

Today, I’ve pulled 24 bedrooms that boast low-hanging light pendants, bedside.

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Jean-Louis Deniot  •  Photo by Simon Upton   •  Elle Decor

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Mikel Irastorza

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Photo by Marcia Prentice

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UK House & Garden

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INT2 Architecture

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Home of stylist Elisabeth Heier

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Country Road Bedding  •  Est Magazine

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Home of creative director Tom Adair
Stylist Stephanie Stamatis  •  Photo by Toby Scott  •  Est Magazine

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Studio Moore

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Home of Hansen Family furniture designer Gesa Hansen
Photo by Nathalie Mohadjer  •  Remodelista

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Stylists Gabby Deeming and Olivia Gregory  •  UK House & Garden

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Stylist Julia Stadler  •  Photo by Warren Heath  •  House and Leisure

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San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel

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Stylist Julia Green  •  Photo by Armelle Habib   •  Inside Out

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Mikel Irastorza

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Photo by Jason Busch  •  via Timber Awards

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Manoir de Verzy/Veuve Clicquot  •  Lonny

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Moroccan Pom Pom Blanket at Mui Ma

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Photo by Masfotogenica  •  The Style Files

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Stylist Claire Delmar •  Photo by Prue Ruscoe  •  HomeLife/Inside Out

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Moai Furniture via Behance

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Alvhem Makleri & Interior

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Montage: 25 Bedrooms with Patterned Bedding

Like most things in my house, I tend towards simple with clean lines. While it’s true that in my living room in Boston, I have a bold Angela Adams rug and smattering of patterned pillows by Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, Hable Construction, and Judy Ross Textiles, the sofa and upholstered cushions on the vintage Scandinavian chairs from eBay are slightly textured solids

In the bedroom, I always keep colors and textures more subdued. When we lived in a bungalow in Chevy Chase, we had the loveliest bedroom, with pale lilac walls, a creamy wrought iron bed, and a beautiful quilt that my mother-in-law made for us as a wedding gift. The windows looked out on a magnolia tree in the backyard.

Our Boston bedroom, by contrast, is a dungeon. To lighten things up, we have a tall tailored headboard from Pottery Barn, upholstered in white cotton duck. The sheets and duvet are pure white. Not exciting, but the best we can do as everything else seems to have taken priority for the last dozen years. Happily the all white bedroom on the Cape is bliss.

The condo in Delray Beach is currently being painted white. White, white, and more white. The cork floor should go in later this month(!!!). If you’ve been following, you’ll know it’s decorated with white and pale wood furniture from Ikea (sofa, chairs), CB2 (nightstands, dining table), West Elm (bed), etc. and punctuated with pops of color.

The boys’ beds, of which i did a staged makeover, are back to its original style. While the bold graphic bedding looked better, it wasn’t the aesthetic I was going for. So they once again have the Ikea duvet covers in teal and grass green with organic patterns. While the fabric is slightly rough, I love the quality of the duvet inserts, pillows, mattress pads, and other bedding basics.

BeddingStyle.com was in touch recently about doing some sort of makeover using my choice of bedding from its site. There are a few great modern bedding brands, including Marimekko, so I’ve been contemplating whether to try one out in the Florida master bedroom. I had planned on using a sea glass colored Matouk coverlet I bought at the Matouk Factory Store in Fall River, Mass.

In trying to determine whether to go with a subtly colored solid duvet or comforter, or one with a pattern, I thought it best to pull together some examples. (The sheets will remain white; always white.) Here are 25 bedrooms with patterned duvets, comforters, or quilts.

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Alexandra Angle Interior Design

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Home of designer Leah Bartholomew of  Beneath the Sun
Photo by Toby Scott  •  The Design Files

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Birch Tree Duvet Cover   •  Urban Outfitters

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Hilary Thomas Designs  •  House Beautiful 

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Comforter by Hay  •  Photo by Tim Bjørn •  Bo Bedre

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Home of More Than Living blogger, Cindy Keur-Rijckenberg

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Home of Finnish photographer, stylist, designer Riikka Kantinkoski

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&Tradition Trash Me lamp  •  Est Magazine

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Photo by Mona Gundersen

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Magical Thinking Altiplano shams at Urban Outfitters

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NYC home of Lauren Moffat  •  Photo by Alice Gao  •  Design Sponge

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Home of designer Sam Sacks  •  House & Home

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Josef Frank print  •  House to Home

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Kyle- & Erin’s U Street home  •  Apartment Therapy

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María Lladó

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Ripple bedding by Lulu DK for Matouk

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Styled by Kim Timmerman

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Pottery Barn Kids mini polka dot bedding and gold unicorn
Sixth Street Design

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Hay quilt   •  Kayser-O Photography  •  Femina

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Mexican Otomi print bedding  •  Domino

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Dip dye bedding  •  Artwork by Andrew O’Brien

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Bedding by Luhta Home AW2013  •  Krista Keltanen Photography

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Philadelphia home of painter Nicholas Santore &  designer Valerie Ferus
Design Sponge

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Albert Hadley “Fireworks” wallpaper  •  House Beautiful

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Montage: Same Chair, Different Colors

You see a lot of the mismatched dining chair look in magazines and blogs, but really, how many real people do you know that live like that? Even if one half of a couple wanted to curate just the right chairs, the other would likely protest. I suppose there are some quirky beach houses, passed down  and shared with extended families, that cultivate a mismatched dining chair ensemble by default.

One could however, get away with a more streamlined approach by choosing one style of chair, and using them in different colors. I used two each of white, charcoal, and robin’s egg blue Eames chairs for Meredith’s dining room; it looks really pretty and pulled together. It’s a fun look to do with chairs for the patio, where casual and fun are called for.

Mixing molded fiberglass Eames chairs is the most commonly seen execution, probably because they have long been available in a multitude of colors. But there are plenty of other options too. Or you could even start with pale wood chairs, and use paint to accent the legs, for a “dipped” look. Or mix woods or metals. Here are 16 dining rooms that use the same chair in different colors around the table.

E A M E S  E I F F E L  C H A I R

Virginia+Scott-dining Photo – Sean Fennessy

Photographer Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Ilse Crawford
Photographer Magnus Marding  •  New York Times T Magazine

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Photographer Louise Desrosiers for Milk

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T O L I X   M A R A I S  A  C H A I R

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Skona Hem

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Hally's, Parsons Green, London

Hally’s Parsons Green
Alexander Waterworth Interiors  •  Photographer Helen Cathcart

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Est Magazine

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H A N S  J.  W E G N E R  W I S H B O N E  C H A I R

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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Pastel Chairs By Muuto

Photographer Petra Bindel

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S O U T H W O O D  F L E M I N G  C H A I R

design sponge Armelle Habib for the photographs and to Catherine and Kate Delves for styling assistance

Photographer Armelle Habib  •  Design Sponge

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P I E T  H E I N  E E K  C H A I R

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Photographer Rene Mesman  •   Dwell

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J E A N  P R O U V É  C H A I R

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Design Sponge

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P H I L I P P E  S T A R C K  M A S T E R S  C H A I R

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Kartell

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Nuevo Estilo

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Greifenstein Boyce Associates

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Stylist Marie Olsson Nylander  •  Photographer Sara Svenningrud
Residence Magazine

For colorful chair ideas, see yesterday’s post:
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Montage: 22 Exterior Glass Doors

This very minute I’m in the quad awaiting the annual Maypole dances at my son’s school. It’s gorgeous out —green, flowering, and sunny. When the kids were small, I’d perch on the playground bench equipped with my laptop. These days, it just doesn’t seem worth the effort since conditions are less than ideal. Although we live on the “garden” level, first floor Back Bay, Boston condos aren’t outfitted with much in the way of outdoor space. On  a whim, we looked at two houses across the river in Cambridge. One had such a lovely city-like patio and yard, I was tempted.

I’ve pulled together a collection of 22 exterior spaces all accessed by wonderful (mostly) glass exterior doors. There are the obvious sliding doors and French doors, but these are unique wood slat and metal-frame versions. I’ve included plenty of traditionally-hinged doors, though their shape, size, and applications are anything but run-of-the-mill. An  accordion door is incredibly appealing, and sadly not so common in the Northeast. (One could do accordion room dividers, however. I’ve seen a few amazing photos of these on Pinterest.) Interiors with sliding barn doors have become hugely popular; I found one outdoor example, included here. The most amazing exterior doors, aside from having a garage door in your living room, which I’ve always thought was cool, are glass pivot doors. I’ve found a number of gorgous examples for you. Every category could easily get its own post—which do you like best?

F R E N C H  D O O R S 

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Steven Harris Architects

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Home of designer Richard Shapiro –  Photographer Lisa Romerein

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Home of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Aroon Puri Tuttle and Neil Logan, Fernlund + Logan

A C C O R D I O N   D O O R S 

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Pitzo Kedem Architects – Photographer Amit Geron

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William Tozer Associates

B A R N   D O O R 

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Sunset Magazine

G A R A G E   D O O R S

Randall Mars

Randall Mars Architects

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The Novogratz

T R A D I T I O N A L L Y   H I N G E D   D O O R S

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Elding Oscarson

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Govaert & Vanhouette Architects

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Richard Shapiro – Photographer Lisa Romerein

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Photographer Mark Bolton

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Home of Ben David of bedding company Kas

S L I D I N G   D O O R 

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Atria Arquitectos – Photographer Edgar Cezar

P I V O T   D O O R S

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Home of Dwell magazine founder Lara Deam  –  Sand Studios

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T38 Studio

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Est Magazine

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Dear Architects – Photographer Karen Mendoza

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The Selby

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Lake|Flato Architects

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Graux & Baeyens

FOLLOW S T Y L E C A R R O T  ON P I N T E R E S T

Outdoor Spaces
Pools & Water
Architecture

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Montage: 56 Spaces Decorated with Giraffes

I think the first time I really noticed a giraffe from a design perspective (besides when I was at the zoo), was almost three years ago when my friend’s baby was chewing on a rubber one. You know it—the ubiquitous Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli. (If you’re not up on tot stuff, guarantee you’ll notice one tomorrow.) When Martha Stewart shared the cover of the September issue with a practically life sized stuffed giraffe in her grandchild’s nursery, I knew I was past due for a post. So, now six months later, I’ve finally pulled one together. My punishment for delay is your treat — I have over 50 images for you. I know a lot of other blogs have noticed the trend too, but I hope a bunch of these are new for you. There’s quite a few nurseries with giraffes, but plenty of grownup spaces too.



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Sarah Brown •  The Coveteur

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NYC home of Rachelle Hruska founder of Guest of a Guest
Photo by Kelly Stuart  • The Glow

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Incorporated Architecture & Design

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Bailey McCarthy Interiors • Design Sponge

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Holly Marder • Houzz

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 Styled Creative for Brown Betty Bakery • Photo by Alison Conklin

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Molly Sims
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A Parisian childcare center by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

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Studio Dror

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Serena + Lily

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Stylist Aurelie Lecuyer • ledansla

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Broder Frauenglass Interiors

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Stylist Marion Alberge  • Designer Muriel Cibot  • Photographer Cyril Robin

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Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey

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Madeline StuartElle Decor

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Jonathan Adler

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Single Stone Studios

Giraffe-nursery-liz-carroll-interiorsLiz Carroll Interiors

giraffe-jonathan-adler-palm-beachJonathan Adler

GIRAFFE BritHouse tour on Darling Darleen

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Home of hair & makeup artist Joey Maalouf
Photo by Ben Watts for The Coveteur

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GIRAFFE ELEPHANT  Susan Currie

Susan Currie Design

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Home of Paris designer Ora Ito via Sara’s Blog

GIRAFFE kids room via casaliscious

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KLM Design
Photographer Mikkel Adsbøl, • Stylist Katrine Martensen-Larsenn

Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi.

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Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio

GIRAFFE orange headboard

Anne Hepfer

Giraffe DR

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Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment • Elle Decor

GIRAFFE PENGUIN bunk beds

Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

GIRAFFE Photograph by Mark Seelen in Australian Vogue Living

Photographer Mark Seelen for Australian Vogue Living

Designers Andrew Halliday and David Greer photo by thomas loof

Andrew Halliday and David Greer
Photographer Thomas Loof • House Beautiful

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Sissy + Marley

GIRAFFE play area

Jennifer Pebbles

GIRAFFE Poster

Pottery Barn Kids

Giraffe prints

The March Collective

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Lulu DK for Schumacher

GIRAFFE Rue Magazine (November 2012 Issue). Styling by Marysia Dobrzanska. Photography by Emily Johnston Anderson.

Rue Magazine
Stylist Marysia Dobrzanska • Photographer Emily Johnston Anderson

GIRAFFE sous style

L.A. home of stylist Juliet JerniganSous Style

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Artist Janet Hill

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Nina Garcia • Architectural Digest

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Bo Bedre
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Dinder House decorated by Ilse Crawford  • T Magazine

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Darryl Carter

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Robin Pelissier

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Skona Hem
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Sissy + Marley • Photographer Marco Ricca

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Est Magazine

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Rosenberry Rooms

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 Ore Studios

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Photographer Teri Lyn Fisher

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Montage: 38 Rooms with Long-Armed Sconces

A few years ago it was the bare bulb.  Now everyone’s hanging these super spindly sconces in unexpected places (and sometimes they even have bare bulbs). Over sinks and sofas, from beams, and reaching straight across kitchens, they’re an interesting element, and certainly functional. Some have a mid-century Italian twist, others are more industrial work horses. I guess I like them, though it’s not exactly easy to install a sconce on a whim. I wonder if those who are incorporating them into current projects will feel like they’re trendy/dated in a couple of years. Time will tell. In the meantime, I like them, even if they look like they might reach out and grab you.

Photographer Inger Marie Grini  – Bo Bedre

Kelly Behun

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Design Traveller

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Photographer Nathan Kirkman

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Tamzin Greenhill

via Blood and Champagne

Paul Caddell of Abingdon 12

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DWR

NYT

Photographer Peter Margonelli

Ron Marvin  –  Traditional Home

via Blood and Champagne

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Elle Espana

Photographer Andreas Mickkel Hansen – Bolig Magasinet

Elle Decoration South Africa

Piet Boon

Dimore Studio

Shelton Mindel & Associates

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Photographer Armelle Habib

Photographer Toby Scott  –  Est Magazine

Norm Architects Copenhagen

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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Shelton Mindel & Associates

 Alketas Pazis in Athens

Atlanta Homes Magazine

via Blood and Champagne

Photographer Magnus Anesund

Elle Decoration

Home of gallerist David Gill – Photographer Ricardo Labougle

Bolig Magasinet

Photographer Magnus Anesund

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